December 9 1824 – The Battle of Ayacucho Brings the Peruvian War of Independence to an End

December 9 1824 – The Battle of Ayacucho Brings the Peruvian War of Independence to an End5 (100%) 1 vote *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Almost 300 years after Francisco Pizarro conquered the Inca on behalf of Spain, the colonial government was overtaken for good on December 9, 1824 at the Battle of Ayacucho. With King Ferdinand VII weakened in Europe by a military revolt, the uprising managed to secure independence for Peru and the rest of Spanish South America. The first hints of trouble for the Crown came in 1807, when Napoleon began to sweep through central and western Europe, destabilizing regimes from the Iberian Peninsula to Austria. Peru remained […]